Oct 16, 2023 - News

Massachusetts' Starbucks is cheaper, sort of

Starbucks Coffee on Newbury Street. Photo: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

It might come as a shock to anyone with a $20-a-day Starbucks habit, but Massachusetts has the most affordable coffee in the country, according to price transparency platform PriceListo.

What's happening: The company analyzed average Starbucks prices compared to states' average earnings. Being a rich state, Massachusetts came out with, relatively, the most affordable coffee.

By the numbers: It takes 20.2 minutes for the average Massachusetts worker to earn enough for the average $13.26 Massachusetts Starbucks order.

  • In the least affordable coffee state, Mississippi, it takes the average worker 39 minutes to earn their typical order.

Zoom out: The national average order takes 25.2 minutes to earn.

  • The study found wide variations in the price of Starbucks drinks in different parts of the country.
  • A $3.95 Frappuccino in Boston will cost you $4.95 in New York City, for instance.
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